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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:45 AM

M2 ey...interesting!

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:53 AM

Those Tour Preferred MBs are classics! They blend well with the new wedges, too.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:54 AM

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 11:56 AM

It's going to be very interesting to see which of all of these tour players who are playing the M2 switch to the new M1 or M2.

Taylormade could end up with a marketing disaster on their hands.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:09 PM

 slapcut79, on 30 November 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

Taylormade could end up with a marketing disaster on their hands.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:23 PM

Guy who has been using the M1 for over a year switches to the current M2... not long before Tour players will likely start using the new M1 (January I assume?)

I think this speaks to the forgiveness and feel of the M2 vs the M1. I still think the M1 is "slightly" longer, but I'm guessing DJ would gladly give up a couple yards to end up in the fairway more often. This is just my take on the subject and I think it echoes what a lot of people have been saying about the M1 vs M2. Rory plays M2 for a reason and guys with other equipment contracts that play a TM driver tend to choose the M2 as well (Tiger, Gmac, Luke Donald, etc.). It'll be interesting to see how they improve upon the new M2, which is a huge task IMO
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:31 PM

As wellsy just said, I have no idea how you improve on the M2 - especially significantly enough to make people switch to the new version.

That was a very quick switch to the new Milled Grind wedges though!

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:39 PM

 QMany, on 30 November 2016 - 12:09 PM, said:

 slapcut79, on 30 November 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

Taylormade could end up with a marketing disaster on their hands.
How so?

You don't think it will be difficult to market a new driver to the public if PGA players decide to keep playing the older model?

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:44 PM

 slapcut79, on 30 November 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

It's going to be very interesting to see which of all of these tour players who are playing the M2 switch to the new M1 or M2.

Taylormade could end up with a marketing disaster on their hands.
The process might go smoother than you think.  I've always been amazed at how quickly the big time TM staffers switch to the new product.  Seems like DJ, Sergio, Rose, and others switch week one.  I'm not sure what they are getting paid to do so, but clearly there is an incentive to switch (other than 7 more yards obviously).

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:49 PM

M2 is an interesting swap.  Love the UDI with Hazrdous look.  Both DJ and Rosey switched to the new wedges.  Did he switch to the softer insert in his putter?
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 12:53 PM

 Lacey Underall, on 30 November 2016 - 12:44 PM, said:

 slapcut79, on 30 November 2016 - 11:56 AM, said:

It's going to be very interesting to see which of all of these tour players who are playing the M2 switch to the new M1 or M2.

Taylormade could end up with a marketing disaster on their hands.
The process might go smoother than you think.  I've always been amazed at how quickly the big time TM staffers switch to the new product.  Seems like DJ, Sergio, Rose, and others switch week one.  I'm not sure what they are getting paid to do so, but clearly there is an incentive to switch (other than 7 more yards obviously).

I agree with you that a lot of the Taylormade staff will switch. But what about Woods and McIlroy and so many others who aren't under contract with Taylormade but playing M2? I don't really care either way, I just think it will be interesting.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 01:10 PM

We don't yet know that true specs of the new M2, but I'm guessing they came out with the "D" model as a backup plan in case people don't think the new M2 is much of an improvement. D stands for "distraction" I think, haha
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 01:31 PM

Love it. Interesting he adds loft to the 10.5. But what I see with my eyes might not match with what exactly is happening "under the hood"
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 01:57 PM

 QMany, on 30 November 2016 - 11:53 AM, said:

Those Tour Preferred MBs are classics! They blend well with the new wedges, too.

The new wedges look fantastic, esp the shape at address per the original picture thread. Might have to get a 60* at least.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:07 PM

Like everyone else said, surprised to see the M2, but I swear it seems like everyone is playing that driver.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:39 PM

Didn't DJ play the M2 last winter or spring for a tourney or two?  I could have swore he went from the M1 to the M2 for at least one week.

Or was it R15 to Aero Burner TP the previous season?
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 03:59 PM

Seriously digging those new wedges!

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:09 PM

I have a tour issue speeder evolution 661 6.2 tour spec in the black charcoal color. Anyone know what would be the difference in specs between my 661 6.2 tour spec and his 661 2.0 tour spec?

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:19 PM

 Ldub22, on 30 November 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

I have a tour issue speeder evolution 661 6.2 tour spec in the black charcoal color. Anyone know what would be the difference in specs between my 661 6.2 tour spec and his 661 2.0 tour spec?

The difference is that they painted his shaft with that logo and who the hell knows what it really is.


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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:48 PM

 nova6868, on 30 November 2016 - 04:19 PM, said:

 Ldub22, on 30 November 2016 - 04:09 PM, said:

I have a tour issue speeder evolution 661 6.2 tour spec in the black charcoal color. Anyone know what would be the difference in specs between my 661 6.2 tour spec and his 661 2.0 tour spec?

The difference is that they painted his shaft with that logo and who the hell knows what it really is.

Right. It's a spec and profile made just for him, graphiced like a retail version for tv.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:57 PM

 Puppetmaster, on 30 November 2016 - 01:57 PM, said:

 QMany, on 30 November 2016 - 11:53 AM, said:

Those Tour Preferred MBs are classics! They blend well with the new wedges, too.

The new wedges look fantastic, esp the shape at address per the original picture thread. Might have to get a 60* at least.

Stayed off WRX quite a bit the past few months and this is the first time ive seen the wedges. Not a TM guy at all but wow they look sexy!!! Are they bore through lol??

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 04:59 PM

Cannot wait to get that putter next year

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:06 PM

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:07 PM

 BC33, on 30 November 2016 - 03:39 PM, said:

Didn't DJ play the M2 last winter or spring for a tourney or two?  I could have swore he went from the M1 to the M2 for at least one week.

Or was it R15 to Aero Burner TP the previous season?

Your recollection is correct. He played an M2 at Riviera, but was back to the M1 not long after. He also played PSi Tour iron at Riviera. Like Justin Rose, it seems like DJ makes sure everything gets in the bag at least once before he settles back to what he likes.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:18 PM

Are there any TMag staffers playing the M1 anymore? It really doesn't seem like it!
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 05:25 PM

Can we talk about the KBS wedge shafts he has in his wedges?!

To my knowledge that's a big change from the heavier shafts he had in wedges the previous year.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:16 PM

 MillerLowLife, on 30 November 2016 - 05:25 PM, said:

Can we talk about the KBS wedge shafts he has in his wedges?!

To my knowledge that's a big change from the heavier shafts he had in wedges the previous year.

But which KBS wedge shafts are they? Could be the 130 wedge.

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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:26 PM

What is the MOI of the current M2?

Taylormade tweeted that something is coming out at 5,000 MOI.
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Posted 30 November 2016 - 06:34 PM

 Ed Settle, on 30 November 2016 - 06:26 PM, said:

What is the MOI of the current M2?

Taylormade tweeted that something is coming out at 5,000 MOI.

around 4650


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